Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977; middle name sometimes written Aron) was an American singer, actor and musician. A cultural icon, he is commonly known simply as "Elvis", and is also sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King".
In 1954, Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide ...
Spanning three cities and two countries, discover, feel and touch where the King of Rock and Roll left his imprints
It's said the greatest of men leave behind their footprint in the sands of time... It's another question how many of us follow this trail. So how about taking a detour from map-led journeys to a man-led one. For music lovers and fans of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, there's actually an Elvis Presley tour!
Discover his birthplace
Located in the hills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, boasts of a unique blend of fascinating history and ...
Legendary Bassist Bob Moore presents Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum with a piece of music history. The other piece will be given to the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN.On January 9th, 2009 Henrik Knudsen, owner of the Elvis Unlimited Museum and shop in Randers, Denmark was presented with a priceless piece of music history while visiting the home of legendary Bassist Bob Moore. Henrik and Bob have previously worked on several tours in Europe. Bob presented Henrik with one of his boots which he wore while working on some of the most important recordings in music ...
Posted: January 20th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
As I was driving through Memphis over the weekend, I couldn’t resist stopping at Graceland. I’ve been through Elvis Presley’s house quite a few times, but on this visit, I finally splurged on the platinum ticket. So, in addition to lingering in the Jungle Room and paying your respects at the grave, you can also see the car museum, his airplanes, his military memorabilia and — my personal favorite — an exhibit called “Sincerely, Elvis,” which is essentially a parade of his outrageous jumpsuits. As I was ...
Idaho Governor Asks Appeals Court To Reconsider Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Idaho Gov. Butch Otter tells the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that its ruling in favor of marriage equality could cause significant harms, “especially [to] the children of heterosexuals.”
Lawyers and plaintiffs that sued the state over a gay marriage ban hold a press conference outside of the James A. McClure Federal Building and US Courthouse in Boise, Idaho October 7, 2014.
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WASHINGTON — Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday night asked the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to vote to reconsider the recent decision of a three-judge panel of the circuit that Idaho's ban on same-sex couples marriages is unconstitutional.
"This issue is also exceptional because, as a practical matter, redefining marriage by judicial fiat will undermine these social norms and likely lead to significant long-term harms to Idaho and its citizens, especially the children of heterosexuals," lawyers for Otter wrote in requesting
Puerto Rico Federal Judge: Only Supreme Court Can Allow Same-Sex Marriage “Traditional marriage is exclusively [an] opposite-sex institution,” a federal judge rules. U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez dismissed a lawsuit challenging Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages.
Carolyn Kaster, AP
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Puerto Rico has dismissed a challenge to the state's ban on same-sex couples' marriages on Tuesday — concluding that a one-sentence 1972 Supreme Court decision dismissing a same-sex couple's marriage claim remains the law of the land.
"Baker, which necessarily decided that a state law defining marriage as a union between a man and woman does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment, remains good law," U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez wrote, referencing the Baker v. Nelson case.
Only the Supreme Court itself, by specifically overruling Baker, could open the path for same-sex couples to marry, he rul
11 Bizarre Ways The U.S. Government Spent Money In 2014 In the final edition of his ” Wastebook ,” retiring Sen. Tom Coburn details how your tax dollars are going toward massaging bunnies, homes for border patrol agents, “poop packs,” and of course — porn.
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn released the fifth, and last, installment of his annual "Wastebook" on Tuesday, detailing 100 ways he says the federal government threw away $25 billion, ranging from subsidies for Bruce Lee plays to porn.
Coburn is set to retire following the end of the current session. His Wastebook report has become a regular chronicle of overspending and questionable financing by federal agencies.
This year's report covers a gamut of examples of "outlandish" government spending, ranging from from an employee who admitted to watching up to six hours of porn at work every day to federally funded research that involves Voodoo dolls.
The report even left out some things